Rumors about new
) products are constantly surfacing, fed by the tech company's
dogmatic secrecy and consumers' passion for its products. This
morning, an image appeared on Chinese Web forum
that may be verification of one of the most talked about Apple
rumors of the last few months: the lower-cost iPhone.
The image depicts several white plastic cases atop one another in a
disorganized pile. On the side of the cases, "iPhone 5C" is clearly
printed. Rumor has had it that the next generation iPhone would be
called the iPhone 5S. Given the new image, speculation is rife that
the premium phone will be sold alongside this budget device, whose
titular C may stand for color.
Like the iPod before it, the iPhone 5C, if it is indeed real, may
come in a variety of bright colors. In fact, the plastic cases
shown in the leaked photo are very similar to those of the fifth
generation iPod touch.
It is rumored that such a budget iPhone would have a plastic body
instead of the iPhone 5's aluminum chassis, as well as lowered
specs to keep production costs down. That would allow Apple to
compete more effectively in the lower end of the smartphone market,
and go toe-to-toe with several devices running on the
) operating system.
Additionally, the iPhone 5S, and now, the iPhone 5C, are rumored to
be debuting in September.
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